Road transport in Central Asia is unique in its flexibility and agility, transforming landlocked countries into land-linked countries.
With its pivotal role in Central Asian trade and transport, Uzbekistan is at the crossroads of several major trade corridors, in particular China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
IRU welcomes the extensive efforts by Uzbekistan and joins High-level International Conference "Central Asia in the system of international transport corridors: strategic prospects and untapped opportunities" to promote the expansion of international trade corridors and closer relations between the road transport sectors in different countries.
The event is organised under the patronage of the Government of Uzbekistan and will be attended by the President of Uzbekistan H.E. Mr Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The Conference will bring together heads and representatives of foreign ministries and transport agencies, international organisations, regional development banks, business communities, transport and logistics leaders.
At the Section No.3 co-hosted by IRU, we will put a spotlight on international experience and national best practices to showcase how trade and road transport facilitation instruments in combination with digital technologies can be integrated into road transport system to ensure expansion of regional and global integration.
14h10 - 16h00Hyatt Regency Tashkent
Section 3: International cooperation in further improvement of road transport: foreign experience and national practices
Moderator: Dmitry Cheltsov, IRU General Delegate to Eurasia
14h10 - 14h20Welcome statements:
- Mr. Radu Dinescu, IRU Vice-President
- Mr. Davron Dexkanov, Chief of Uzbek Agency of Automobile Transport (tbc)
- Mr. Nenad Nikolic, Regional Advisor, Sustainable Transport Division United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
14h20 - 14h35The role of innovative digital tools in the development of international road transport along major transport corridors: best practices
Mr. Viacheslav Vikentyev, Regional Manager CIS – Customs Affairs, IRU Permanent Delegation to Eurasia
14h35 - 14h50UNECE activities for sustainable connectivity
Mr. Nenad Nikolic, Regional Advisor, Sustainable Transport Division United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
14h50 - 15h05International cooperation in further improvement of road transport
Mr. Sergey Negrei, Deputy Director, Transport and Infrastructure Department, Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)
15h05 - 15h15International road transport operations between Europe – Ukraine – Central Asia under TIR
Mr. Yuriy Kuchinskiy, Vice-President, Association of International Road Carriers of Ukraine (AsMAP UA)
15h15 - 15h30Theme tbd.
CEO of Transport Company “Silk Road International”
15h30 - 16h00Q&A session, closing remarks
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Hyatt Regency Tashkent
Navoi Street 1A